Some people are really having a difficult time facing the reality of a Black president; so difficult in fact, citizens from 20 states — and counting — have filed petitions at We The People on WhiteHouse.gov to be granted permission to leave the union.
The states include: Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Colorado, New Jersey, Montana, Missouri, North Dakota, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New York, Arkansas and Oregon.
According to the terms of participation for “We The People,” as of October 3, 2011, petitions that meet the listed criteria become searchable on WhiteHouse.gov once — and if — they reach 150 signatures within 30 days. If that is accomplished, for President Obama to actively consider a petition, it must reach 25,000 signatures within the remainder of the same 30 day period.
The White House reserves the right to change the time limit and number of signatures required.
Click the hyperlinks above to view the petitions and the number of signatures each state has acquired to date.
Texas, in particular, has an outspoken advocate for the state’s secession from the union. Writing for a Tea Party newsletter, Hardin County Republican treasurer, Peter Morrison, called Obama supporters “maggots” who voted on an “ethnic basis”:
“‘They’ re-elected Obama,” Morrison wrote. “He is their president.”
While there are several of the president’s policies that one could object too, at heart he is a moderate Democrat — no more, no less. Couple that with the fact that no other president since Lincoln has spawned calls of secession, it’s clear that the perceived “otherness” of President Obama is the reason for this sudden need to leave the United States simply because the person in the White House is [insert code word for Black here].
Also included on the list of recent petitions is one that calls for a recount of the presidential election, stating:
It has become blatantly obvious the voter fraud that was committed during the 2012 Presidential elections. In one county alone in Ohio, which was a battleground state, President Obama received 106,258 votes…but there were only 98,213 eligible voters. It’s not humanly possible to get 108% of the vote!